even if it is a bit hectic. And I say a "bit".
Let me tell you about last week.
We had a family reunion on the weekend, which the kids and I attended (overnight). Mike was working. I was sick. Mike left early Monday a.m. for work. He arrived home Wednesday evening a few minutes before midnight. During his time "away" the kids and I managed to deal with school, skating, gymnastics, papers, etc. I was still sick.
On Mike's drive home, late Wednesday evening, he was told he was to report to work Thursday 9:00 a.m. (which was supposed to be his day off--meaning the day I worked). By the time he got home, his shift start time changed to 7:00 a.m. (which sent us SCRAMBLING because that meant we BOTH had to start work at 7, and with no regular babysitter, we were stuck! --THANKS LOREEN!!!)
Did I mention yet I was sick?
5:30 am Thursday morning we awoke to a pleasant call informing Mike he was to be at work then. (at which point I think I threw a pillow and told him how much I hated his job. Which I don't, but at that moment, I did! ) Mike did make it home that night-sick. (now that makes 2 of us!)
Friday I worked till 8, rushed home so Mike could go to hockey.
Saturday I worked till 6, babysat a friends kid as a favour.
Sunday I worked till 5, picked Hannah up from birthday party, and began a wonderful week with a neighbours 6 yr. old boy. (who is staying with us while his parents are away).
So...just like you...I was looking SO SO SO forward to my day off.
We have had a wonderful day. I got all the kids up, dressed, fed and ready for school. Baby and I played before her morning nap, at which time I started this eve's supper (and began preparing for the rest of the week)and looked after
(I still have 2 more loads to finish)
when the one year old is awake, don't kid yourself into just "running downstairs to get some laundry"...because when you come back up, you may find this!
**notice the carpet behind her, I didn't get great pics of how messy it really was!***
(doesn't she look really pleased with herself??)
So, in a really big nutshell, that's what we've been up to..
Gotta run, time to get some kids from school!
What have YOU been up to??